Black Sunlight (Paperback)
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Short Description for Black Sunlight A novel that traces the fortunes of a group of anarchists in revolt against a military-fascist capitalist opposition.
- Published: 23 May 2012
- Format: Paperback 130 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780143026204 ISBN 10: 0143026208
- Sales rank: 192,288
Full description for Black Sunlight
In an unspecified setting, the stream-of-consciousness narrative of this cult novel traces the fortunes of a group of anarchists in revolt against a military-fascist capitalist opposition. The protagonist is photojournalist Chris, whose camera lens becomes the device through which the plot is cleverly unravelled. In Dambudzo Marechera's second experimental novel, he parodies African nationalist and racial identifications as part of an argument that notions of an 'essential African identity' were often invoked to authorise a number of totalitarian regimes across Africa. Such irreverent, avant-garde literature was criticised upon publication in Zimbabwe in 1980, and Black Sunlight was banned on charges of 'Euromodernism' and as a challenge to the concept of nation-building in the newly independent country.